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    Hayley Desjardins, 12, of Saco, urgently needs a bone marrow transplant to treat her aplastic anemia, a rare and serious bone marrow failure disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.

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    Regina Martin of Woolwich swabs her cheeks during a bone marrow drive for Desjardins at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. The swabs are analyzed to register the bone marrow types of donors to a national registry.

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    Ashley Cox, a donor recruiter with Delete Blood Cancer, signs up volunteers during a bone marrow drive.

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    Dorice Groshon, left, and Allison Keith swab their cheeks during a bone marrow drive for Saco resident Hayley Desjardins.

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    After swabbing the insides of his checks, a volunteer deposits his swabs into a collection envelope.

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    Hayley Desjardins, left, has fun with her younger sister Maddison.

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